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Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, heavy flooding reported
(AP Photo - Carlos Giusti)
By DANICA COTO
From Associated Press
September 20, 2017 9:48 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 11:53 a.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is warning that violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar that has triggered a massive refugee exodus will "sow seeds of hatred" that could consume the region and threaten global peace.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe apparently didn't hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf, the department said Wednesday.

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that achieving peace between the Israelis and Palestinians may be the "toughest deal of all" that he's tried to negotiate, adding that his administration nonetheless is working hard for peace in the region.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an independent analysis released Wednesday.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a man holding a stick who was shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer (all times local): 10:20 a.m.

Jimmy Kimmel sharply criticized U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy on his late-night show, saying the Louisiana Republican "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for the host.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescuers said Wednesday they have found a surviving child in the ruins of a school that collapsed in Mexico's magnitude 7.1 earthquake, one of many efforts across the city to save people trapped in under schools, homes and businesses toppled by a quake that killed at least 225 people.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The three-story school structure had pancaked into a pile of concrete slabs. The bodies of 21 children and four adults had been pulled out.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:01 a.m. President Donald Trump and the King of Jordan are vowing to continue working together to fight terrorism in the Middle East.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nations on Wednesday began signing the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact backed by over 100 countries but spurned by those with nuclear arms.

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It will come as no surprise if the Federal Reserve has an announcement to make when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: That it's ready to begin paring its enormous $4.5 trillion portfolio containing Treasurys and mortgage bonds.

WASHINGTON (AP) — With time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law.

NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Access Hollywood" and "Today" show personality Billy Bush has separated from wife Sydney Davis after nearly 20 years of marriage.

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MEXICO QUAKE DEATH TOLL RISES TO OVER 200 Rescuers and volunteers dig in the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors after the 7.1 magnitude temblor, the country's deadliest in 32 years.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Was it a bluff? A warning that Washington would shoot down North Korea's next missile test? A restatement of past policy? Or simply just what it seemed: a straightforward threat of annihilation from the president of the United States? Officials and pundits across Asia struggled Wednesday to parse Donald Trump's vow Tuesday at the U.N.

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Weary and uncertain, they carried whatever they could on their backs, trudging through monsoon rains and enduring relocations and extortion attempts as they struggle to find small patches of land that can be their own, at least for a moment.

TORONTO (AP) — Kansas City's Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball's season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night.

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and Iran on Wednesday will have their highest-level interaction of Donald Trump's presidency, a day after the American leader delivered a blistering attack on the Islamic Republic and the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

PILON MILITARY BASE, Israel (AP) — With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence across the region.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 226 people.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump will be returning to New York next week for a fundraising dinner.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Mexico's civil defense agency says the death toll has risen to 226 from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake that knocked down dozens of buildings in Mexico City and nearby states.

HOUSTON (AP) — Immigrants came from across Houston to a Baptist church gymnasium and stacked dollies with boxes of cereal, orange juice and household necessities like cleaning bleach.